Valparaiso 50

(5-5, 2-4 away)

(12) Notre Dame 58

(9-1, 6-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 28, 2005

    1 2 T
    VALP 18 3250
    #12ND 30 2858

    Irish beat Valpo in first game back from break

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Lindsay Schrader scored 13 points as Notre Dame (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) beat Valparaiso, 58-50.

    Megan Duffy and Courtney LaVere each added 10 points for the Irish (9-1) in their first game after a 10-day holiday break.

    Lavere, a center, set a career high with six assists.

    Betsy Rietema scored 11 points and Tamra Braun 10 to lead Valparaiso (5-5).

    Notre Dame had 19 turnovers, but held the Crusaders to 36 percent shooting. The Irish outscored Valparaiso 38-14 in the paint and shot 50 percent from the field.

    Notre Dame used a 10-0 early run to take a 12-2 lead and closed the half with a 9-4 run to take a 30-18 halftime lead. The Irish led by as many as 17 points in the second half.

    Schrader and Charel Allen each had seven rebounds as Notre Dame outrebounded the Crusaders 37-22.

    The Irish reserves, led by LaVere and Allen, who had eight points, outscored the Crusaders' 24-9.

    Notre Dame hosts No. 1 Tennessee on Saturday.

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